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Re: [Bug-tar] Problem

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Problem
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 20:19:13 +0300

Donald Woeltje <address@hidden> wrote:

> We have a problem with tar. Because of something very specific we need
> to do with tar, there is a limitation in tar that is causing us
> serious heartache. Would it be possible to get a copy of the source
> code for tar

The source code is available from ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar and its mirrors

> The problem is that tar seems to be hardcoded for a maximum number of
> characters that can be used for a filename.

See http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/manual/html_node/Formats.html#Formats
for the list of available formats and their limitations.


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